High Society Jazz Orchestra was formed in 2007 by well-known Wangaratta musician and teacher Doug McGregor. He plays clarinet and saxophone and is still part of the current line-up, which includes two other reed players, two trumpets, one trombone and piano, drums, guitar and double bass.
Rob Humphrey plays trumpet and also provides an authentic interpretation of 1920s male jazz vocals. Jo Cossor brings a range of vocal styles from Betty Boop to Ella Fitzgerald. We also play 1940s swing era tunes with our own Andrews Sisters style vocal trio.
High Society Jazz Orchestra performs regularly at jazz festivals, including the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz, Castlemaine Jazz Festival and the Wagga Wagga Jazz Festival, and at a range of functions including weddings, birthdays, black-tie balls and dinner dances.